Today I start a new job.
My last employer and I parted ways about a month ago when they decided to close their Michigan office. I've been extremely busy since then - interviewing; writing articles; preparing and delivering presentations; attending DevLink; and spending time with my family. I even managed to sneak in a California vacation last month.
After weeks of interviewing, I ended up with four job offers. I chose Sogeti primarily because of the people I met. They have hired a number of very bright developers in Michigan during the last year and the prospect of working with them excites me. I didn't choose the highest offer or the shortest commute (although these were both factors, of course). I chose the position that I felt would benefit me the most in the long term. I tried to see myself a year after working for each company and I believe I chose the one that would enhance me the most professionally. I relish the idea of learning from people smarter than me.
I'm nervous for the unkown but excited for the challenge.